Meelick Franciscan Friary

Map Reference: M943132 (1943, 2132)

In Meelick Franciscan Church there is a fine collection of 17th and 18th century gravestones with good writing, both incised and in relief. Two blocked arches may indicate the former presence of a south transept or a short aisle. Here there is a good holy water stoup with a star-shaped depression and a carved panel depicting St Francis. There is a good north aisle and a small south chapel leads from the chancel. There is a very fine stone font in the porch and the cross outside seems to be the finial from an earlier church. To the north of the church are two buildings. One of them seems to have been another church since it has a holy water stoup and a place for an altar. It has some brick-lined round-headed east windows. The other building may have been a large house.

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